PM Quote of the Day — Martin Luther King Jr.

A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.

I heard another leader I respect explain his approach this way: “I don’t need to build consensus, I need to get commitments.”  Consensus can become a code word for settling on the lowest common denominator, not excellence.  In other words, the importance of conforming to requirements or confronting a challenge can be subverted by an obsession to get all parties to say “yes”.


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